DVD - TIM / Mel Gibson
DescriptionDate posted: 18-May-2013
Tim is a young man with below average intelligence. Mary asks Tim to work around her yard and the two soon become friends. Some people, however, are suspicious of their friendship which seems to be continually strengthening, accusing Mary of taking advantage of Tim s innocence. Will changing circumstances in Tim s life change his relationship with Mary?
This Australian film was made so quickly and cheaply, I don't believe they even did second takes. Happily, the 30th anniversary edition has been remastered so it is a clear and watchable print and re-edited to include a couple of deleted scenes.
Of course, young Gibson's gorgeous blue eyes, cute accent and his character's charming innocence are so very appealing that the script actually seems plausible. Mel's physical attributes are happily highlighted by his short shorts work outfit and by the blue Speedo style trunks he wears to the beach. Gibson looks quite angelic in the white dress suit he is wearing in one pivotal scene. His engaging performance here makes one sad to consider the buffoon into which he has evolved.